Holiday Schedule

We will be closed the following days in 2016:

New Year's
Friday, January 1  

MLK Day  

Monday January 18

President's Day

Monday February 15

Good Friday
Friday March 25

Memorial Day
Monday May  30

Independence Day
Monday July 4

Labor Day
Monday September 5 

Thursday November 24
Friday November 25

Monday December 26

Oglethorpe County Parks & Recreation

Oglethorpe County affords many opportunities for recreation. Year-round fishing in the numerous rivers, creeks, and well-stocked ponds is a popular pastime. An abundance of deer and game birds provide good inseason hunting. Several parks within the county hold a variety of recreational options.

The northern tip of Oconee National Forest located in southwestern Oglethorpe County, is part of the 4,000 acre Redlands Wildlife Management Area. Here one finds overnight camping, hiking and hunting.

Watson Mill State Park is located on the northern border to Madison County, on the east fork of the Broad River. Here you find the longest covered bridge in Georgia over which you can drive. It is the site of a former gristmill and power generating plant. The beautiful park offers picnicking, hiking, canoeing, extensive horseback riding trails, swimming and wading in the shoals, sightseeing, overnight camping and fine facilities for a variety of group meetings.

Shaking Rock Park
Breadloaf Rock at Shaking Rock Park

Shaking Rock Park, located off Route 78 in Lexington, has a picnic area. Huge natural granite outcroppings in unusual shapes are scattered throughout the park. It drives its name from an enormous 20-ton boulder that was so perfectly balanced that it could be shaken with the pressure of a hand. An active beaver pond and nature trails with identified trees enhance the park.

Bryan Park offers four baseball/softball fields, football/ soccer fields, a seven-acre pond, a nature trail, and meeting facilities for the County.